Space Heaters and chickens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mac&cheese, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Mac&cheese

    Mac&cheese Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everybody

    I picked up a little heater at a garage sale this summer. it has a thermostat and a fan in it. It is small enough to mount to the wall in my coop. I was thinking about mounting it through the wall from the outside and building a little cage to go around it inside the coop. Does anyone think that is a good or bad idea?

    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Bad idea.

    1. Chickens do not need winter heat.

    2. Chicken dust = fire hazzard.

    Dont do it.
     
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    West TN
    I wouldn't want to either...I worry myself to death about the brooder lamp catching something on fire already.
    ~Rebecca
     
  4. Mac&cheese

    Mac&cheese Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I never thought about that!!
     

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